Safety measures after Jökulsárlón death

The ever-popular Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.

The ever-popular Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Photo: Ómar

The company operating Iceland’s popular Jökulárlón glacier lagoon site have implemented new safety measures following the death of a foreign tourist last week.

On Thursday, a lady in her fifties holidaying in Iceland with her family was run over by a boat and killed instantly.

The next day, the area in which the amphibian tour boats operate – i.e. between the service centre and the lagoon itself – was fenced off. Warning signs have now also been installed.

The identity of the deceased has not yet been disclosed.

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